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Welcome to the ICGN

International Corporate Governance Network

An investor-led organisation of governance professionals, ICGN's mission is to inspire and promote effective standards of corporate governance to advance efficient markets and economies world-wide. Read more

ICGN Madrid Event - 2-3 March 2015
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CNMV, the Spanish Securities Regulator has launched the Good Governance Code for Listed Companies which will be discussed at the ICGN event in Madrid. The Instituto de Consejeros Administradores (ICA) has also provided details on company law reform changes. This is the first time the ICGN has held a conference in Spain and over 200 delegates are expected to attend to hear from The European Commission, OECD, IOSCO and many others.

View full agenda and Register to attend.

ICGN Challenges Multiple Voting Rights

ICGN is challenging amendments proposed in the European Shareholder Rights Directive which introduces mechanisms such as differential voting rights, loyalty shares and tax incentives.  A similar letter has been submitted to the Italian Government against provisions outlined in the Growth Decree.

Global Network of Investor Associations

The GNIA was established in June 2013 and convenes the largest national investor bodies from around the world.  We are pleased to update you with the latest corporate governance developments in the first of our monthly newsletters.  Click here to view.


ICGN Board Nominations 2015

We are pleased to invite member nominations for our 2015-2016 Board of Governors .  Election will take place at our Annual General Meeting at the Guildhall, in London, on 3 June 2015.  Closing dates for nominations is Monday 9 March 2015.  Please click here for all papers.


ICGN Annual Conference London - 3-5 June London landscape

Celebrating our 20 year anniversary, the ICGN Annual Conference is hosted by the City of London and will reflect on lessons learned to date, unfinished business and future governance priorities. Scheduled over three full days and set in the historic London Guildhall, the programme includes:
  • Global governance reform progression or regression
  • Impact of globalisation on financial market regulation 
  • Human rights: what are investors expected to know and do
  • Driving accountability across the voting chain
View full agenda

To find out how to support this event read ICGN Sponsorship Opportunities. Register and benefit from early-bird discounts.


ICGN ESG Training London - 1-2 June 2015Training pic

Join our highly acclaimed two-day investor training course ahead of the ICGN Annual Conference in London. Our programme helps investors identify, analyse and integrate ESG in investment decision making and has been delivered in 7 jurisdictions in two years. Developed by investors, for investorsmodules include:

  • Managing your responsibilities as an ESG professional
  • ESG analysis and corporate valuation
  • Integrating ESG into the investment process
  • Strategies of stewardship and engagement
  • Managing proxy voting and the accountability chain
To find our more visit our London ESG website page and email sarah.curtis@icgn.org to join the programme.

Japan's Corporate Governance Code

Read our comments to the Japan Financial Services Agency on the publication of "Japan's Corporate Governance Code - Seeking Sustainable Corporate Growth and Increased Corporate Value over the Mid-to Long-term".


Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

View our response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consultatitive Document:  Corporate Governance Principles for Banks.


OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

See our submission to the OECD's 2014 review of its Principles of Corporate Governance.


European Commission Shareholder Rights Directive

ICGN's Managing Director, Kerrie Waring, presented to the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on the subject of the revision of the Shareholder Rights Directive in Brussels on 2 December 2014.  Read the full paper.


ICGN Global Goverance Principles

The Global Governance Principles are the ICGN's primary standard for well governed companies and set the framework for a work programme focused around influencing public policy, informing governance dialogue and connecting peers around the world. First initated at the founding of ICGN in 1995, this is the fourth edition which reflects the views of the ICGN membership, the majority being institutional investors responsible for assets under management in excess of US$18 trillion.


ICGN Boston Event - 29-30 September

The penultimate event in 2015 is hosted by the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), a founding ICGN Member. Taking place at the beautiful Westin Copley Hotel, the event will begin with an afternoon debate and welcome reception, followed by structured workshops the next day around board selection, nomination and effectiveness. The event will be attended by global investors and US companies and precedes the annual CII Fall Meeting taking place at the same hotel.